One of nine live on-air encounters of women from both sides of the Zambezi/ Lake Kariba; with Monica Siabunkululu aka DJ Mo and Claudia Wegener/ radio continental drift in Zongwe FM studio.
Today’s show contains long take local recordings in ChiTonga and especially those which Zubo women made themselves in their communities, followed by DJ Mo and Claudia chatting about what we heart in English and ChiTonga.
The show begins with recent recordings captured at meeting the Mweezya and Mweka Women Clubs; here, Cleopatra presents the women’s productions of organic fertilizers.
With a song we cross over to the Zimbabwe side of the Zambezi, get to know Eunice Mwiinde in Chinonge Ward, who made recordings talking with her “Banene” (grandmother) about bush-fruits. Regina Munkuli in Kariangwe recorded a joyful session of “Chilimba”; but so we learn, the song and dance also contains quite serious teachings.
Margaret Munkuli in Manjolo brought lets us enjoy a beautiful recording of a traditional lullaby; followed by interesting information on processing cooking oil from pumpkin seeds.
With Ottilia Tshuma in Simatelele Ward and Lucia Munenge in Sikalenge, we enter the women’s activity of local crafts and especially, basket weaving. We hear the song of a weaver usally sung when weaver work together while perhaps gathered in the shade under a tree. Lucia and the weaver Elina Muleya engage in a detailed conversation about the craft and the benefit of women working together.
A highlight of the show: two dance tracks of DJ Kwe’s “Radio Remixes Voices of Binga”, both of them passing on valuable teachings of the weaving craft and its women practitioners in joyful danceable rhythm!
Purchasing this Album you will support the ongoing work of Zubo with the rural women: 50% of proceed from online sales go to project work with women in Binga administered by Zubo.
Finally, Anthony assesses the value of empowering women to self-document their work and achievements. Anthony Ncube is Ward Community Development Officer at the Ministry of Women Affairs in Binga und actively participated in Zubo’s workshops for audio documentation of Women Stories. “… this is a Plus on to Zubo!”
In August, 2016 radio continental drift has been partnering with ZongweFM, training five young presenters in audio recording, interview techniques, oral history methods, archiving, audio editing and playlist development for live on-air shows. Together with the two women in the Zongwe staff team, Patience Kabuku and Monica Siabunkululu, we developed 9 live on-air radio shows in which we are presenting project recordings from Zubo’s women in Binga and recordings with Sinazongwe women clubs.
For a sampler of local recordings by Zubo’s Women themselves see:
Zongwe FM is a community radio station in Sinazongwe, Southern Province of Zambia.
Zubo Trust is a women’s organization bringing women together for self-empowerment. http://www.zubo.org
Zubo Trust and radio continental drift gratefully acknowledge the support of the Radio Project with rural women in Binga through the Solidarity Fund of the Boeckler Foundation for the purchase of audio equipment; and the assistance of FUgE and numerous private donors in Germany providing for transport and subsistence of the women participants during training.